a rectangular plot of land, 12m by 10m hs a path of width 4m all around it, find the area of the path.

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- Aug 24th 2010, 10:52 PMwinsomeArea Problem
a rectangular plot of land, 12m by 10m hs a path of width 4m all around it, find the area of the path.

- Aug 24th 2010, 11:03 PMProve It
Have you at least tried drawing this out first?

- Aug 24th 2010, 11:27 PMwinsome
I tried to solve it but not get answerd. Plz help me to get its proper answer.

- Aug 25th 2010, 12:42 AMEducated
Let me help you out:

*"A rectangular plot of land, 12m by 10m hs a path of width 4m all around it, find the area of the path."*

You can divide the added path into 4 sections:

The top and bottom, plus the 2 sides. It helps if you draw a picture.

You can say the top and bottom's area = $\displaystyle (12 + 4 + 4) * 4 * 2$

You can say that the 2 sides' area = $\displaystyle 10*4 * 2$

Do you know what to do now? - Aug 25th 2010, 02:35 AMwinsome
can you send me its full solution ?

- Aug 25th 2010, 06:07 AMProve It
- Aug 25th 2010, 01:51 PMbjhopper
Dear Winsome,

Take a look at pictures on your walls.Sketch a similar picture but insert the inside picture dimensions to 12x10 and then calculate the outside dimensions of the picture frame. You take it from there.

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